Five Best Dressed Dining Tables by Danetti

Styling Ideas for Festive Entertaining UK

With the festive season in full flow, most of us are gearing up for some sort of entertaining in the next few weeks. It is around this time of year that you often discover that you don’t have the right ‘tools for the job’. Perhaps having to beg, steal or borrow extra chairs or tag a patio table on the end of your dining table to create a bigger table. Sound familiar?

One of my colleagues reminisced about her youth and how her parents used to wheel out a huge circular piece of MDF from the garage to accommodate the huge family they were going to try and seat for Christmas lunch! So, we thought that we’d give you some of our favourite options. If you haven’t already got the dining set you need, then make your New Year’s resolution to be to check out our January sale! Get properly kitted out in the dining department for the coming year! Remember – a dining table is not JUST for Xmas(!)

Best for: INDULGENT COMFORT – Eva White or Grey Gloss Dining Table & Form Cantilever Dining Chairs 

Modern Grey Gloss Dining Table

Grey gloss is the perfect backdrop for a rich eastern inspired table setting. Team with the Form Cantilever Dining Chairs £99

If you are looking to make an investment purchase for your dining experience then we would suggest our fabulous new Eva table. Then pair with some gorgeous Form chairs from our ‘Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell’ collection. The Eva table is a high gloss luxurious product with a sculptural quality whilst the chairs are the ultimate in comfort and offer you and your guests a real seating experience with deep comfort, curved back support and a flexible cantilever base that gives you the opportunity to sit right back and enjoy the whole dining experience.

How To Style It:

5 Eastern Main

We styled the Eva table with a stunning Eastern style place setting – because of the nature of the food you can be really experimental with your ideas, we used a silver lacquer tray to contrast with the taupe gloss finish of table. Chopsticks are always an authentic choice. As with some many Oriental style accessories, they usually come in wonderfully decorative high gloss patterns.  


Best for: LARGE FAMILIES – Ellie Extending Dining Table & Eames Dining Chairs 

Colourful Eames Wire Frame Dining Chairs

Eames Moulded Seat Wire Frame Dining Chairs are a great way to add colour – £59 Each

If like me you have a large family and need plenty of room to seat people all year round but especially during special occasions, then the Ellie table will be the perfect choice. Without the leaves the table forms a lovely oval shape and seats 6 comfortably. It can then extend easily with two extra leaves seat up to 10 people! The Eames chairs are a very stylish choice with this table and there are multiple colour options available too. It is worth remembering that you do need a good big space for this table and also for storing the chairs when you perhaps don’t need them all out.

Modern Dining Set for up to 10 people

The Eames Style Dining Chairs with the beech frame work just as well – Set price from £699

How To Style It:

2 Pattern Main

We styled the Ellie table with fun in mind, a bit of a Seventies kaleidoscope throwback but the general gist is one of vibrant pattern and colour. The white table is the perfect backdrop for colourful table settings and you can add further pops of colour with a selection of Eames chairs to match! A scattering of acid yellow petals and some glittery stars sets the scene for some festive fun with the family!

Best for: CONTEMPORARY COOL – Fern Grey Gloss Extending Dining Table & White Elise Dining Chairs

Modern Faux Leather Dining Chairs

New Year Style – The Elise Dining Chairs and Fern Grey Gloss Extending Dining Table – Chairs £79 Each

If you are looking for the ultimate in cool and stylish table sets then this might just tick all boxes! The smooth tactile grey gloss is a stunning finish and when coupled with white Elise chairs the look is sophisticated, cool and extremely stylish. The Fern grey gloss table can also extend and seat up to 8 people but if you need to accommodate more people then the Fern grey gloss table does come as an extending table. This option can seat up to 10 people which is quite a gathering!

Modern Extending Dining Table Seating up to 10 People

Seats up to 10 – Fern Grey Gloss Extending and Elise Dining Set – From £719

How To Style It:

4 Leafy Main

We styled the Fern grey gloss table with our favourite colours for 2015! Using grey as the basis for a very contemporary chic look we accessorized the table with black and gold. To give the colour scheme a real injection of energy and life, we used some real greenery! There’s an abundance of ivy outside at the moment and most florists stock more exotic options. Play with the more sculptural cheese plant or banana leaves for that uber chic table dressing!

Best for: FORMAL OCCASIONAL DINING – Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Table & Monti Real Leather Chairs 

Modern Real Leather Dining Chairs UK

Real Leather Monti Dining Armchairs & White Gloss Curva Extending. Sit back and relax in real leather for only £189 each

For those of you with a dedicated dining room looking for something sophisticated and stylish, why not look into a square table? Rather than a more conventional rectangular table. The Curva table is very contemporary and has a very sophisticated feel with a central pedestal. This creates an almost Art Deco feel to it. It is one of our most luxurious table styles. This table makes dining a real occasion and when paired with Monti real leather dining chairs. You will find it a winning combination for dressing up casual dinners or hosting formal events!

Modern Extending Dining Set with Leather Chairs UK

Luxury textures of Gloss and Leather – Dining Set from £1179

How to Style It:

Modern Round White Gloss Extending Dining Table

The Chrome accents on the Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Table look great with mirror textures and metallic accessories – Curva White Gloss Extending Dining Table from £599

We styled the Curva table with a sparkling selection of tableware for the ideal celebratory party! Luxury products like marble, plain white bone china plates embellished with a silver stripe and some opulent fabric like velvet creates a really glittering look. Decorate the table with some crystal style nuggets and party on!


Best for: INTIMATE DINING – Arc Oak Dining Table & Curva Dining Chairs

Dining Chairs to go with a round dining table

The Curva Dining Chairs compliment a round dining table perfectly – Chairs £99 Each

Last but not least, it may be that you don’t need a huge area for entertaining. Or perhaps you don’t have a dedicated dining room? However doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be stylish and look great for entertaining when needed. We think that our unusual Arc table is a great option. This versatile table from our ‘Exclusively Danetti with Julia Kendell’ range incorporates unusual design and comes in a variety of different tactile finishes. So, for creating a little nook where you could comfortably seat up to four people, why not dress this little table up with some Curva chairs. Creating an elegant but unusual slightly eclectic look.

Round Modern Oak Dining Table

The beautiful detailing on the Arc Oak Dining Table is perfect for a wintery scene – £249

How To Style It:


We styled the Arc table with a pretty Nordic style table setting. This emphasis the natural elements of the wooden table top. The tactile linen napkin and the simple felt placemats are understated however perfect for this look. Plain glass and scalloped plates with a pale blue trim add interest. Resulting in a slightly retro fifties feel to this look!

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